Find your ancestors in Dorset Marriages

Discover if your ancestor married in the British county of Dorset. Search more than 675,000 marriage records from Dorset to find your ancestor’s parish, spouse’s name and marriage date.

This collection has been created from transcripts provided by FamilySearch, Dorset Family History Society, and Somerset and Dorset Family History Society. The transcripts have been created from information found in the original parish records. The information contained in the transcripts can vary but most will include the following details:

  • Name
  • Spouse’s name
  • Marriage date
  • Parish
  • Occupation
  • Spouse’s parish and occupation
  • Married by banns or by licence
  • Names of witnesses

There are over 675,000 records in this collection taken from the marriage registers of 384 churches, chapels and Quaker Meetings. These transcriptions are due to the hard work of the volunteers of the Dorset Family History Society, Dorset and Somerset Family History Society and FamilySearch. For a full list of the parishes available in this collection view the Dorset marriages place list .